Before you read the checklist, please note that it is only the "tip of the iceberg" of PREPARE. Each topic on the checklist has its own section on the website, where the topics are described in much more detail, with links to the latest resources on the subject. These sections are to be found in the menu at this top of this page.

The PREPARE guidelines include a two-page checklist, which summarises the 15 topics in PREPARE, with the key recommendations for each point. The checklist is available below. Each of the 15 topics has its own webpage (see the menu at the top of this page).

We have also made a suggestion for a contract between the animal facility and research group, to aid division of labour, costs and responsibility. The webpages above include practical suggestions on how to check whether an animal facility is ready for the experiments you plan.


The English version of the PREPARE checklist is available here as a pdf file for free downloading.
Please note: the English-language version of the checklist is the only version which has been approved by the authors of the PREPARE guidelines paper.
Many of the translations below have been made by a professional translation company not connected to the authors or Norecopa. There may be differences from the English original, over which we have no control. If you are in doubt as to the meaning of a sentence, please check the English version.

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Do you have comments on the quality of the translations, or would you like the checklist to be translated into another language? Please let us know!

Thanks to Allkopi Kristiansand for constructing the checklist files; FastTranslator for most of the translations; the Danish 3R Center for the Danish translation; the Swedish 3R Center for the Swedish translation; and to colleagues for valuable comments.

This page was updated on 02 August 2020

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